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  • It’s ℕ𝕒𝕥𝕚𝕠𝕟𝕒𝕝 𝕀𝕟𝕗𝕖𝕣𝕥𝕚𝕝𝕚𝕥𝕪 𝔸𝕨𝕒𝕣𝕖𝕟𝕖𝕤𝕤 𝕎𝕖𝕖𝕜!⁣
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I’m excited to be partnering with @samanthabusch in the orange lipstick campaign to bring awareness about infertility. ⁣
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1 in 8 couples are facing it. And 61% are facing it in silence. ⁣
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That’s the thing about infertility, it brings so much shame that many women don’t talk about. It took me a long time to own my story. I didn’t really talk about my struggles. It’s still challenging for me to talk about it now to be honest. I think a part of me was in denial that my body can’t naturally do what it’s created to do. It took me years to even go to a fertility specialist because I didn’t want to admit it. I felt such shame and buried it deep inside. I would tell myself, “My body doesn’t work”, “I’m unworthy of a baby”, “I can’t get pregnant naturally”, “I feel worthless”, “I’m inadequate”. All these thoughts and feelings I had and I wouldn’t talk about them because I didn’t think anyone would understand the emptiness I was feeling but didn’t want to admit to. It’s a roller coaster of emotions that is hard to talk about. This journey can be incredibly lonely which is why I want to let every woman that is facing infertility know that you are not alone. You don’t have to suffer in silence, God sees you and is with you. I, along with an army of women see you, are fighting with you, and praying for you. Infertility does not define us, It’s just a part of our story. Let’s be women that rise above the fear and shame and talk about this taboo subject to bring hope to those who feel isolated. Let’s be women who stand together in unity to create an outlet for all of us in waiting. Let’s be women that can boldly declare in faith that we WILL overcome infertility and our miracle is coming in Jesus name! 🧡⁣
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Thank you @samanthabusch for starting this campaign and allowing me to be apart of it! 🧡 #niaw #niaw2019 #ivfingreal #infertilityuncovered #bundleofjoy #bojf
  • It’s ℕ𝕒𝕥𝕚𝕠𝕟𝕒𝕝 𝕀𝕟𝕗𝕖𝕣𝕥𝕚𝕝𝕚𝕥𝕪 𝔸𝕨𝕒𝕣𝕖𝕟𝕖𝕤𝕤 𝕎𝕖𝕖𝕜!⁣

    I’m excited to be partnering with @samanthabusch in the orange lipstick campaign to bring awareness about infertility. ⁣

    1 in 8 couples are facing it. And 61% are facing it in silence. ⁣

    That’s the thing about infertility, it brings so much shame that many women don’t talk about. It took me a long time to own my story. I didn’t really talk about my struggles. It’s still challenging for me to talk about it now to be honest. I think a part of me was in denial that my body can’t naturally do what it’s created to do. It took me years to even go to a fertility specialist because I didn’t want to admit it. I felt such shame and buried it deep inside. I would tell myself, “My body doesn’t work”, “I’m unworthy of a baby”, “I can’t get pregnant naturally”, “I feel worthless”, “I’m inadequate”. All these thoughts and feelings I had and I wouldn’t talk about them because I didn’t think anyone would understand the emptiness I was feeling but didn’t want to admit to. It’s a roller coaster of emotions that is hard to talk about. This journey can be incredibly lonely which is why I want to let every woman that is facing infertility know that you are not alone. You don’t have to suffer in silence, God sees you and is with you. I, along with an army of women see you, are fighting with you, and praying for you. Infertility does not define us, It’s just a part of our story. Let’s be women that rise above the fear and shame and talk about this taboo subject to bring hope to those who feel isolated. Let’s be women who stand together in unity to create an outlet for all of us in waiting. Let’s be women that can boldly declare in faith that we WILL overcome infertility and our miracle is coming in Jesus name! 🧡⁣
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    Thank you @samanthabusch for starting this campaign and allowing me to be apart of it! 🧡 #niaw #niaw2019 #ivfingreal #infertilityuncovered #bundleofjoy #bojf
  • 1,204 40 23 April, 2019
  • Someone asked me recently how many shots I had to take during my journey to conceive! I have actually never counted, but I'm sure there were hundreds!
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This picture is a heart we made with most of the needles from my two IVF cycles!  I hope my story can bring awareness to infertility and IVF! My hope is that even those who never had to deal with either, will get a glimpse of how hard some of us have to work just for the chance to have a baby ❤
  • Someone asked me recently how many shots I had to take during my journey to conceive! I have actually never counted, but I'm sure there were hundreds!
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    This picture is a heart we made with most of the needles from my two IVF cycles! I hope my story can bring awareness to infertility and IVF! My hope is that even those who never had to deal with either, will get a glimpse of how hard some of us have to work just for the chance to have a baby ❤
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  • For every EIGHT people in a room, chances are ONE of them, male or female, is suffering with infertility; a heartbreaking disease of the reproductive system—not just an inconvenience. And sometimes, you don’t know who that ONE person is. Therefore, can I ask a favor? When meeting someone new, please don’t ask them if they have any children. Or even if you have known them forever, please don’t ask when they will start having children or perhaps adding another. Because while your questions are truly innocent, the person you ask could be that ONE...
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That ONE who just experienced a miscarriage but is silently grieving. .
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That ONE who the doctor has told couldn't have her own biological child.
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That ONE who despite the prayers prayed, vitamins taken, treatments given, and diet restrictions enforced, the dream of becoming a mommy is still not within her reach.
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That ONE who despite her body already producing one miracle, can't seem to produce another.
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That ONE who has to hold their wife as she sobs over yet another month gone by without seeing two pink lines.
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That ONE who has to endure thousands of dollars and hours of doctor’s appointments juat to be given a chance to carry life within her womb.
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That ONE who feels less of a man because he has been unable to make his wife a mother.
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That ONE who has been waiting countless months, even years, for an adoption match.
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That ONE who can’t walk by the baby aisles without shedding tears…
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You see, you never know who in the room is struggling with the pain that infertility brings and how those innocent questions could open up a painful wound. Therefore instead of asking someone you just met if they already have children, simply ask them to just tell you about themselves. Let them be the one to bring up the subject of children.
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And in regards to asking your loved ones when they will be adding the tiny pitter patters of little feet? Please be cautious. Because chances are they could be that ONE person. And if it were up to them, it would have been yesterday. Or last month. Or last year. Or in my case, seven years ago. I am that ONE.
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I am One in Eight.
  • For every EIGHT people in a room, chances are ONE of them, male or female, is suffering with infertility; a heartbreaking disease of the reproductive system—not just an inconvenience. And sometimes, you don’t know who that ONE person is. Therefore, can I ask a favor? When meeting someone new, please don’t ask them if they have any children. Or even if you have known them forever, please don’t ask when they will start having children or perhaps adding another. Because while your questions are truly innocent, the person you ask could be that ONE...
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    That ONE who just experienced a miscarriage but is silently grieving. .
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    That ONE who the doctor has told couldn't have her own biological child.
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    That ONE who despite the prayers prayed, vitamins taken, treatments given, and diet restrictions enforced, the dream of becoming a mommy is still not within her reach.
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    That ONE who despite her body already producing one miracle, can't seem to produce another.
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    That ONE who has to hold their wife as she sobs over yet another month gone by without seeing two pink lines.
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    That ONE who has to endure thousands of dollars and hours of doctor’s appointments juat to be given a chance to carry life within her womb.
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    That ONE who feels less of a man because he has been unable to make his wife a mother.
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    That ONE who has been waiting countless months, even years, for an adoption match.
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    That ONE who can’t walk by the baby aisles without shedding tears…
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    You see, you never know who in the room is struggling with the pain that infertility brings and how those innocent questions could open up a painful wound. Therefore instead of asking someone you just met if they already have children, simply ask them to just tell you about themselves. Let them be the one to bring up the subject of children.
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    And in regards to asking your loved ones when they will be adding the tiny pitter patters of little feet? Please be cautious. Because chances are they could be that ONE person. And if it were up to them, it would have been yesterday. Or last month. Or last year. Or in my case, seven years ago. I am that ONE.
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    I am One in Eight.
  • 1,776 55 23 April, 2019
  • Public service announcement: Telling someone to relax has the opposite effect.
  • Public service announcement: Telling someone to relax has the opposite effect.
  • 798 60 22 April, 2019
  • 28 years of fighting cystic fibrosis, a daily fight to keep breathing as well as possible. Of al the things I could be terrible at it would have to be breathing wouldn’t it 🤦🏼‍♀️. My mother was my carer for 16 years and if it wasn’t for her dedication and determination I simply wouldn’t be here today.My life has consisted of strict physio routines, millions of tablets and frequent hospital appointments. With this disease I try and set small life goals instead of long ones because I never thought I would reach my teens let alone 28, my next life goal is to reach 30 a number so many cf sufferers would love to get to,and the other life goal is to renew our wedding vows so our babies can be there this time to witness the love we have for one another 💜 #curecf #cysticfibrosis #breatheasy #justbreathe #69roses #wife #love #always #babies #triplets #family #blessed #happy #dream #nevergiveup #ivf #iui #ttc #infertillity #instadaily #instapic #instamum #blog
  • 28 years of fighting cystic fibrosis, a daily fight to keep breathing as well as possible. Of al the things I could be terrible at it would have to be breathing wouldn’t it 🤦🏼‍♀️. My mother was my carer for 16 years and if it wasn’t for her dedication and determination I simply wouldn’t be here today.My life has consisted of strict physio routines, millions of tablets and frequent hospital appointments. With this disease I try and set small life goals instead of long ones because I never thought I would reach my teens let alone 28, my next life goal is to reach 30 a number so many cf sufferers would love to get to,and the other life goal is to renew our wedding vows so our babies can be there this time to witness the love we have for one another 💜 #curecf #cysticfibrosis #breatheasy #justbreathe #69roses #wife #love #always #babies #triplets #family #blessed #happy #dream #nevergiveup #ivf #iui #ttc #infertillity #instadaily #instapic #instamum #blog
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  • Infertility Awareness Week.⁣
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Infertility is not a word that comes easily to me, not a category that anyone expects to fall into, and not something I would wish on my worst enemy. It’s a nightmare.  And even my lovely friends who come out of it pregnant, still can’t let go of the fear that they won’t ever have their baby in their arms. Infertility never leaves you.⁣
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My husband and I dated for 7 years, were engaged for 1 year, and have been married for 5 years. We have been trying to conceive for 3 years, and going through treatment for 1 year and a half. ⁣
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All these numbers, all of this time and it still isn’t enough. I don’t understand. We have never questioned whether or not we wanted kids. I hope that one day it is enough, that one day these moments are a memory. I pray that the tears, heartache and confusion will eventually be a thing of the past. But for now, it is our reality.⁣
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We are 1 in 8. ⁣
You are not alone.
  • Infertility Awareness Week.⁣
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    Infertility is not a word that comes easily to me, not a category that anyone expects to fall into, and not something I would wish on my worst enemy. It’s a nightmare. And even my lovely friends who come out of it pregnant, still can’t let go of the fear that they won’t ever have their baby in their arms. Infertility never leaves you.⁣

    My husband and I dated for 7 years, were engaged for 1 year, and have been married for 5 years. We have been trying to conceive for 3 years, and going through treatment for 1 year and a half. ⁣

    All these numbers, all of this time and it still isn’t enough. I don’t understand. We have never questioned whether or not we wanted kids. I hope that one day it is enough, that one day these moments are a memory. I pray that the tears, heartache and confusion will eventually be a thing of the past. But for now, it is our reality.⁣

    We are 1 in 8. ⁣
    You are not alone.
  • 1,535 33 22 April, 2019

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  • 1 year ago was the last shot of PIO that we put into my body. This was a wonderful day but also a very scary day, because who knew if my body could support this baby on its own. Every day of my pregnancy was scary and while I wanted Jude to keep growing, I also secretly wished we could just take him out because then I would know he was real and would be ok. Infertility is part of my life forever. My two children are in my life because of infertility and so for that I am forever grateful to be infertile... there are days where I wish that it would have been easier, that I was younger when I had kids etc... but when I look at their beautiful faces and look at how far my husband and I have come, I wouldn’t change anything. Infertility is hard guys, it just is and to your time will come sounds like such bs, but it’s true, it will, your baby will be here, one day, just don’t give up! Love you all... #niaw #nationalinfertilityawarenessweek #infertility #ttc #adoptionrocks #embryoadoption #embryodonation
  • 1 year ago was the last shot of PIO that we put into my body. This was a wonderful day but also a very scary day, because who knew if my body could support this baby on its own. Every day of my pregnancy was scary and while I wanted Jude to keep growing, I also secretly wished we could just take him out because then I would know he was real and would be ok. Infertility is part of my life forever. My two children are in my life because of infertility and so for that I am forever grateful to be infertile... there are days where I wish that it would have been easier, that I was younger when I had kids etc... but when I look at their beautiful faces and look at how far my husband and I have come, I wouldn’t change anything. Infertility is hard guys, it just is and to your time will come sounds like such bs, but it’s true, it will, your baby will be here, one day, just don’t give up! Love you all... #niaw #nationalinfertilityawarenessweek #infertility #ttc #adoptionrocks #embryoadoption #embryodonation
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  • Day 3 and I’m coming out of the fog of sugar detox! You definitely don’t go hungry on this nutrition plan. You eat every 2-3 hours! But instead of chips and candy and junk, we’re eating to FUEL our bodies 💕🙌🏼 Bonus to that? I’ve been sleeping like a baby!
  • Day 3 and I’m coming out of the fog of sugar detox! You definitely don’t go hungry on this nutrition plan. You eat every 2-3 hours! But instead of chips and candy and junk, we’re eating to FUEL our bodies 💕🙌🏼 Bonus to that? I’ve been sleeping like a baby!
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  • national infertility awareness week •we’re breaking the silence•
We are warriors, we fight battles no one sees. 
We have scars no one knows about.
But even warriors get tired.
Please stop saying the following to someone you love handling infertility.

𝐲𝐨𝐮’𝐫𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐠,𝐣𝐮𝐬𝐭 𝐠𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐢𝐭 𝐭𝐢𝐦𝐞.
 Sorry but I can’t. Literally the longer we wait to have children the harder it will be for us.

𝗷𝘂𝘀𝘁 𝗮𝗱𝗼𝗽𝘁. 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝘆’𝗿𝗲 𝘀𝗼 𝗺𝗮𝗻𝘆 𝗰𝗵𝗶𝗹𝗱𝗿𝗲𝗻 𝘄𝗵𝗼 𝗻𝗲𝗲𝗱 𝗵𝗼𝗺𝗲𝘀.
 I’m going to try and write this in a way that truly explains how we feel about this topic. Adoption is beautiful. With the right couple that feels that is their calling it can be incredible. Adoption isn’t for everyone. Caleb and I will NEVER adopt. It’s not something in our hearts we feel would be right for us. Also, it shouldn’t just be up to infertile couples to adopt. We never see any one who has no trouble with reproduces having this forced down their throats. So please STOP SAYING THIS! 
𝗺𝗮𝘆𝗯𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂’𝗿𝗲 𝗻𝗼𝘁 𝘀𝘂𝗽𝗽𝗼𝘀𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝗯𝗲 𝗽𝗮𝗿𝗲𝗻𝘁𝘀.
Ouch. Maybe so but that’s not up to you to decide. I full heartily have no clue why I have been handed this infertility journey. BUT I also full heartily know that God would have never wrote this in my story if not for a purpose. I am not less than because I haven’t had a child yet. I am not less than if I NEVER have a child. Being a parent isn’t some short of magical privilege, literally it just means science worked in your favor. Sorry not sorry. 
𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝘀𝗵𝗼𝘂𝗹𝗱 𝗲𝘁𝗰.. 𝗼𝗿 𝘀𝗼 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘀𝗼 𝗱𝗶𝗱 𝗲𝘁𝗰 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗻𝗼𝘄 𝗵𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝗮 𝗯𝗲𝗮𝘂𝘁𝗶𝗳𝘂𝗹 𝗳𝗮𝗺𝗶𝗹𝘆. 
Awesome for them. No really, that’s wonderful. But here’s the thing no two journeys are the same. Also here’s a hint, we’ve probably tried or looked into what you’re suggesting and there a solid reason why we have or have not done it. Infertility is messy, it doesn’t fit in a perfect little category. Stop trying to group us together.  Instagram cut me off so peep the comments
  • national infertility awareness week •we’re breaking the silence•
    We are warriors, we fight battles no one sees.
    We have scars no one knows about.
    But even warriors get tired.
    Please stop saying the following to someone you love handling infertility.

    𝐲𝐨𝐮’𝐫𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐠,𝐣𝐮𝐬𝐭 𝐠𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐢𝐭 𝐭𝐢𝐦𝐞.
    Sorry but I can’t. Literally the longer we wait to have children the harder it will be for us.

    𝗷𝘂𝘀𝘁 𝗮𝗱𝗼𝗽𝘁. 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝘆’𝗿𝗲 𝘀𝗼 𝗺𝗮𝗻𝘆 𝗰𝗵𝗶𝗹𝗱𝗿𝗲𝗻 𝘄𝗵𝗼 𝗻𝗲𝗲𝗱 𝗵𝗼𝗺𝗲𝘀.
    I’m going to try and write this in a way that truly explains how we feel about this topic. Adoption is beautiful. With the right couple that feels that is their calling it can be incredible. Adoption isn’t for everyone. Caleb and I will NEVER adopt. It’s not something in our hearts we feel would be right for us. Also, it shouldn’t just be up to infertile couples to adopt. We never see any one who has no trouble with reproduces having this forced down their throats. So please STOP SAYING THIS!
    𝗺𝗮𝘆𝗯𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂’𝗿𝗲 𝗻𝗼𝘁 𝘀𝘂𝗽𝗽𝗼𝘀𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝗯𝗲 𝗽𝗮𝗿𝗲𝗻𝘁𝘀.
    Ouch. Maybe so but that’s not up to you to decide. I full heartily have no clue why I have been handed this infertility journey. BUT I also full heartily know that God would have never wrote this in my story if not for a purpose. I am not less than because I haven’t had a child yet. I am not less than if I NEVER have a child. Being a parent isn’t some short of magical privilege, literally it just means science worked in your favor. Sorry not sorry.
    𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝘀𝗵𝗼𝘂𝗹𝗱 𝗲𝘁𝗰.. 𝗼𝗿 𝘀𝗼 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘀𝗼 𝗱𝗶𝗱 𝗲𝘁𝗰 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗻𝗼𝘄 𝗵𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝗮 𝗯𝗲𝗮𝘂𝘁𝗶𝗳𝘂𝗹 𝗳𝗮𝗺𝗶𝗹𝘆.
    Awesome for them. No really, that’s wonderful. But here’s the thing no two journeys are the same. Also here’s a hint, we’ve probably tried or looked into what you’re suggesting and there a solid reason why we have or have not done it. Infertility is messy, it doesn’t fit in a perfect little category. Stop trying to group us together. Instagram cut me off so peep the comments
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  • @carissabarzee: H O P E
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Two years ago today we found out we were pregnant for the first time after over 3 years of infertility. It will forever be one of the happiest moments in our life. Seeing that positive pregnancy test was worth all of the heartache, pain, loneliness, frustration, and fear that infertility has brought into our lives. It was worth the countless negative tests, failed fertility treatments, and constant crying. This moment two years ago is a reminder of what we keep fighting for. It’s a reminder of the joy that we are going to feel again. It’s a reminder that our pregnancy was real and matters 👼🏻
  • @carissabarzee: H O P E
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    Two years ago today we found out we were pregnant for the first time after over 3 years of infertility. It will forever be one of the happiest moments in our life. Seeing that positive pregnancy test was worth all of the heartache, pain, loneliness, frustration, and fear that infertility has brought into our lives. It was worth the countless negative tests, failed fertility treatments, and constant crying. This moment two years ago is a reminder of what we keep fighting for. It’s a reminder of the joy that we are going to feel again. It’s a reminder that our pregnancy was real and matters 👼🏻
  • 5 1 7 minutes ago
  • National Infertility Awareness Week. #niaw  If you’ve never dealt with infertility, you may not understand. Say a prayer for your friends/family that are struggling to conceiving.... (I had a 9 year struggle) #infertility #ttc #ttcaftermiscarriage
  • National Infertility Awareness Week. #niaw If you’ve never dealt with infertility, you may not understand. Say a prayer for your friends/family that are struggling to conceiving.... (I had a 9 year struggle) #infertility #ttc #ttcaftermiscarriage
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  • I’m sharing my story in honour of Canadian Infertility Awareness Week.⁣
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I am 1 in 4.⁣
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I have lost 2 babies. One in July 2018, the second in February 2019. The first was an ectopic (tubal). The second was a miscarriage.⁣
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My two losses truly showed me what I’m made of, and I’m sure I’ll be an even better mother one day having gone through this, AND at the same time my losses were two of the most painful experiences of my life.⁣
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Women who have experienced pregnancy and infant loss are beginning to talk about it more and more. However, even still the subject has societal taboos and shame attached to it.⁣
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Pregnancy loss is normal and affects 1 in 4 women. It could have happened to your sister, your friend, your mom, your coworker, your hairdresser. The more we open up to this conversation, the more it’s releasing the shame that has been built up through many generations. We have nothing to be ashamed of. We are not flawed. We are not failures. We are not being punished. What we ARE, is human.⁣
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As I grieved – and continue to grieve – my two babies, I’ve been lucky enough to have support from lots of friends and family, and of course my wonderful husband who was my rock, even when he was hurting too. I realized that the more people I talked to about my loss, the lighter I felt. And, I found that many women that I know have experienced infant loss in one form or another – which surprised me and made me notice how little we talk about miscarriage and the like. Thank you to all of the women who shared their stories with me, you gave me hope and helped me through a dark time. I hope that my story reaches a woman one day who is struggling, and that I can provide her with that same hope, and light in the darkness.⁣
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If you are a woman who has experienced pregnancy loss, I’m talking to you. Your story is meaningful. There is light and beauty in what can be a very dark, painful experience. Dealing with this type of loss can feel very lonely, because most of the time no one in your life knows that you’ve experienced a miscarriage unless you have already told them that you are pregnant. You are not alone. 
Cont'd in the comments...
  • I’m sharing my story in honour of Canadian Infertility Awareness Week.⁣

    I am 1 in 4.⁣

    I have lost 2 babies. One in July 2018, the second in February 2019. The first was an ectopic (tubal). The second was a miscarriage.⁣

    My two losses truly showed me what I’m made of, and I’m sure I’ll be an even better mother one day having gone through this, AND at the same time my losses were two of the most painful experiences of my life.⁣

    Women who have experienced pregnancy and infant loss are beginning to talk about it more and more. However, even still the subject has societal taboos and shame attached to it.⁣

    Pregnancy loss is normal and affects 1 in 4 women. It could have happened to your sister, your friend, your mom, your coworker, your hairdresser. The more we open up to this conversation, the more it’s releasing the shame that has been built up through many generations. We have nothing to be ashamed of. We are not flawed. We are not failures. We are not being punished. What we ARE, is human.⁣

    As I grieved – and continue to grieve – my two babies, I’ve been lucky enough to have support from lots of friends and family, and of course my wonderful husband who was my rock, even when he was hurting too. I realized that the more people I talked to about my loss, the lighter I felt. And, I found that many women that I know have experienced infant loss in one form or another – which surprised me and made me notice how little we talk about miscarriage and the like. Thank you to all of the women who shared their stories with me, you gave me hope and helped me through a dark time. I hope that my story reaches a woman one day who is struggling, and that I can provide her with that same hope, and light in the darkness.⁣

    If you are a woman who has experienced pregnancy loss, I’m talking to you. Your story is meaningful. There is light and beauty in what can be a very dark, painful experience. Dealing with this type of loss can feel very lonely, because most of the time no one in your life knows that you’ve experienced a miscarriage unless you have already told them that you are pregnant. You are not alone.
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  • 5 6 19 minutes ago
  • I’ve always been someone that tries to see the good in even the worst of every situation. Not that it lessens the tragedy of what someone may be going through, but to serve as a reminder that God is still good, He’s still sovereign, and He’s still on the throne.

In our recent pain, here’s some of the positive I am choosing to believe.

1. We were able to get pregnant! Praise Jesus. Although we couldn’t carry to term this first pregnancy, this is such a big obstacle for SO many people that I literally feel blessed to have had that experience. This alone was so much progress for us, much more than we could have expected in the last year.

2. Our hearts are open and ready. Sometimes couples are on different pages about timing of kids or even having kids and I am unbelievably grateful that we are on the same page, desiring the same thing and believing God for our baby.

3. We have some amazing community, like holy cow grateful. We’ve had the ability to connect with other couples and friends fighting their own baby battles that in some ways recognize how you’re feeling without having to use words. We also have some amazing leaders, friends, family that are constantly in prayer for us and offering support however they can, even when I have been feeling numb or wanting to be distant.

4. We serve a faithful God. A God who provides, creates, heals, performs miracles, and a God who sees and remembers us.
  • I’ve always been someone that tries to see the good in even the worst of every situation. Not that it lessens the tragedy of what someone may be going through, but to serve as a reminder that God is still good, He’s still sovereign, and He’s still on the throne.

    In our recent pain, here’s some of the positive I am choosing to believe.

    1. We were able to get pregnant! Praise Jesus. Although we couldn’t carry to term this first pregnancy, this is such a big obstacle for SO many people that I literally feel blessed to have had that experience. This alone was so much progress for us, much more than we could have expected in the last year.

    2. Our hearts are open and ready. Sometimes couples are on different pages about timing of kids or even having kids and I am unbelievably grateful that we are on the same page, desiring the same thing and believing God for our baby.

    3. We have some amazing community, like holy cow grateful. We’ve had the ability to connect with other couples and friends fighting their own baby battles that in some ways recognize how you’re feeling without having to use words. We also have some amazing leaders, friends, family that are constantly in prayer for us and offering support however they can, even when I have been feeling numb or wanting to be distant.

    4. We serve a faithful God. A God who provides, creates, heals, performs miracles, and a God who sees and remembers us.
  • 7 1 25 minutes ago
  • 28 years of fighting cystic fibrosis, a daily fight to keep breathing as well as possible. Of al the things I could be terrible at it would have to be breathing wouldn’t it 🤦🏼‍♀️. My mother was my carer for 16 years and if it wasn’t for her dedication and determination I simply wouldn’t be here today.My life has consisted of strict physio routines, millions of tablets and frequent hospital appointments. With this disease I try and set small life goals instead of long ones because I never thought I would reach my teens let alone 28, my next life goal is to reach 30 a number so many cf sufferers would love to get to,and the other life goal is to renew our wedding vows so our babies can be there this time to witness the love we have for one another 💜 #curecf #cysticfibrosis #breatheasy #justbreathe #69roses #wife #love #always #babies #triplets #family #blessed #happy #dream #nevergiveup #ivf #iui #ttc #infertillity #instadaily #instapic #instamum #blog
  • 28 years of fighting cystic fibrosis, a daily fight to keep breathing as well as possible. Of al the things I could be terrible at it would have to be breathing wouldn’t it 🤦🏼‍♀️. My mother was my carer for 16 years and if it wasn’t for her dedication and determination I simply wouldn’t be here today.My life has consisted of strict physio routines, millions of tablets and frequent hospital appointments. With this disease I try and set small life goals instead of long ones because I never thought I would reach my teens let alone 28, my next life goal is to reach 30 a number so many cf sufferers would love to get to,and the other life goal is to renew our wedding vows so our babies can be there this time to witness the love we have for one another 💜 #curecf #cysticfibrosis #breatheasy #justbreathe #69roses #wife #love #always #babies #triplets #family #blessed #happy #dream #nevergiveup #ivf #iui #ttc #infertillity #instadaily #instapic #instamum #blog
  • 195 10 25 minutes ago
  • It’s pretty much the same sort of odds. Winning the lottery and getting that BFP. Still a negative 👎🏼 I only tested today as I was up pretty much every 2 hrs through the night running to the loo, got crazy sciatica in my leg (which I experienced with previous pregnancy) and I’m crazy tired, literally can’t stay awake.
But there’s probably a number of other explanations as opposed to being pregnancy symptoms. 
Oh well, I win £10 on a scratchy. All is not lost I suppose. #everycloud #silverlinings #bfn #ttc #pcosjourney #ttccommunity #ttcaftermiscarriage #pcoslifestyle #whataretheodds #whatarethechances
  • It’s pretty much the same sort of odds. Winning the lottery and getting that BFP. Still a negative 👎🏼 I only tested today as I was up pretty much every 2 hrs through the night running to the loo, got crazy sciatica in my leg (which I experienced with previous pregnancy) and I’m crazy tired, literally can’t stay awake.
    But there’s probably a number of other explanations as opposed to being pregnancy symptoms.
    Oh well, I win £10 on a scratchy. All is not lost I suppose. #everycloud #silverlinings #bfn #ttc #pcosjourney #ttccommunity #ttcaftermiscarriage #pcoslifestyle #whataretheodds #whatarethechances
  • 2 0 26 minutes ago
  • MEET OUR MARCH 2019 RECIPIENTS!
Ashley & Tina - Colorado
This Easter, Tina and I will have been married for seven years. Although we always knew that we wanted to have a family of our own, we never imagined it would be this hard to make our dream of motherhood come true. Grieving from the heartache of 5 unsuccessful IUI’s and an unexpected PCOS diagnosis 2 years into our fertility journey, we found ourselves facing a new, heart-wrenching reality when we discovered that the cost  of IVF was simply unattainable for us. 
By the grace of God, we stumbled across Baby Quest - a foundation that has blessed us with the most amazing gifts. There is so much reassurance in knowing that we are not alone on this journey to motherhood.  We are so grateful for the way Baby Quest has helped us feel included, heard, understood, valued, and, most importantly, hopeful. We are absolutely honored to have been chosen as Baby Quest grant recipients and can’t wait to take the next step in our fertility journey. We will be starting the IVF process this summer and feel truly blessed to have been granted the possibility of sharing our love and faith with a little one of our own very soon.
#niaw #IVF #infertility #parenting #motherhood #endometriosis #ttc #baby #BabyQuest #PregnancyJourney #AllFamilies #BabyBump #RoadToMotherhood #Journey #InfertilityAwareness #InfertilityCommunity #ParentingGoals #WomenSupportingWomen #Fatherhood #Surrogacy #SameSexParents #LoveWins #GaysWithKids
  • MEET OUR MARCH 2019 RECIPIENTS!
    Ashley & Tina - Colorado
    This Easter, Tina and I will have been married for seven years. Although we always knew that we wanted to have a family of our own, we never imagined it would be this hard to make our dream of motherhood come true. Grieving from the heartache of 5 unsuccessful IUI’s and an unexpected PCOS diagnosis 2 years into our fertility journey, we found ourselves facing a new, heart-wrenching reality when we discovered that the cost of IVF was simply unattainable for us.
    By the grace of God, we stumbled across Baby Quest - a foundation that has blessed us with the most amazing gifts. There is so much reassurance in knowing that we are not alone on this journey to motherhood. We are so grateful for the way Baby Quest has helped us feel included, heard, understood, valued, and, most importantly, hopeful. We are absolutely honored to have been chosen as Baby Quest grant recipients and can’t wait to take the next step in our fertility journey. We will be starting the IVF process this summer and feel truly blessed to have been granted the possibility of sharing our love and faith with a little one of our own very soon.
    #niaw #IVF #infertility #parenting #motherhood #endometriosis #ttc #baby #BabyQuest #PregnancyJourney #AllFamilies #BabyBump #RoadToMotherhood #Journey #InfertilityAwareness #InfertilityCommunity #ParentingGoals #WomenSupportingWomen #Fatherhood #Surrogacy #SameSexParents #LoveWins #GaysWithKids
  • 11 1 26 minutes ago
  • Day 2😣
Not much to say apart from ouch...after a 106 day cycle, I can definitely say I didnt miss this bitch😭
  • Day 2😣
    Not much to say apart from ouch...after a 106 day cycle, I can definitely say I didnt miss this bitch😭
  • 7 1 28 minutes ago
  • My sweet grandma gave us that far left shoe when we lost Noah. Then she gave us two more when we had the twins. I got another when we lost Oliver last fall & yesterday a little girl shoe arrived for our newest little angel. Still working on a name but I love seeing all these shoes lined up for our babies 💕
  • My sweet grandma gave us that far left shoe when we lost Noah. Then she gave us two more when we had the twins. I got another when we lost Oliver last fall & yesterday a little girl shoe arrived for our newest little angel. Still working on a name but I love seeing all these shoes lined up for our babies 💕
  • 110 9 35 minutes ago
  • You always do ✨ #NIAW
  • You always do ✨ #NIAW
  • 42 5 37 minutes ago
  • Always thinking of you... the ones who are walking the path we walked for so long. Praying for you, sending you love, strength, and courage. Only we understand this journey, this roller coaster. And hope together we can help bring more awareness to battle infertility. .
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#infertilityawarenessweek 
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  • Always thinking of you... the ones who are walking the path we walked for so long. Praying for you, sending you love, strength, and courage. Only we understand this journey, this roller coaster. And hope together we can help bring more awareness to battle infertility. .
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  • We promise, it works.

Always.
  • We promise, it works.

    Always.
  • 7 3 38 minutes ago
  • Sitting in the waiting room waiting for our first IVF consultation I was super aware of everything that had to happen to get us to that point. It has been a pretty equal combination of years of heartbreak, and loss, followed by on going blessings and miracles. We sat waiting not knowing what to expect. I made small talk with the nurses and tried to be as pleasant as I could to hide my fear. I kept going over the list of questions I had… “Could I have another tubal pregnancy even with IVF” “Do I need surgery first for my remaining tube?” “What supplements can I be taking?” On and on... I loved that our doctor was super kind, and sympathetic of our situation, while also being thorough and detailed about our options. She answered every.single.question we had and asked if we had anymore before we left…which of course I did. Then we met with an IVF coordinator who was also so warm and compassionate. She also answered our questions and helped me feel like I would have another hand to hold during this process.

I left feeling exhausted. So much information, so much to process, and always a little bit of my grief shadowing in the background… After we got home I literally had to take a nap. After we made the decision to do IVF I naively thought “phew glad the hard part of the decision is over…” Wrong. Now we have a few more huge decisions to make but I am so grateful for the village of people I have around us to help us along the way.

I am so grateful for all of those miracles and blessings that came after our heartbreak. Sometimes I couldn’t always feel them or see them, but they were there. Onto our next appointment, tests, medications….I got this. 💪 (@bundledblessingsfertility , @asliceofstyle, has been one of our miracles along the way. They are so close to their goal of $40,000 to help couples grow their family. By donating just $5 you can help! Donate through Venmo BundledBF or http://paypalme/bundledblessings/5)
  • Sitting in the waiting room waiting for our first IVF consultation I was super aware of everything that had to happen to get us to that point. It has been a pretty equal combination of years of heartbreak, and loss, followed by on going blessings and miracles. We sat waiting not knowing what to expect. I made small talk with the nurses and tried to be as pleasant as I could to hide my fear. I kept going over the list of questions I had… “Could I have another tubal pregnancy even with IVF” “Do I need surgery first for my remaining tube?” “What supplements can I be taking?” On and on... I loved that our doctor was super kind, and sympathetic of our situation, while also being thorough and detailed about our options. She answered every.single.question we had and asked if we had anymore before we left…which of course I did. Then we met with an IVF coordinator who was also so warm and compassionate. She also answered our questions and helped me feel like I would have another hand to hold during this process.

    I left feeling exhausted. So much information, so much to process, and always a little bit of my grief shadowing in the background… After we got home I literally had to take a nap. After we made the decision to do IVF I naively thought “phew glad the hard part of the decision is over…” Wrong. Now we have a few more huge decisions to make but I am so grateful for the village of people I have around us to help us along the way.

    I am so grateful for all of those miracles and blessings that came after our heartbreak. Sometimes I couldn’t always feel them or see them, but they were there. Onto our next appointment, tests, medications….I got this. 💪 (@bundledblessingsfertility , @asliceofstyle, has been one of our miracles along the way. They are so close to their goal of $40,000 to help couples grow their family. By donating just $5 you can help! Donate through Venmo BundledBF or http://paypalme/bundledblessings/5)
  • 16 1 44 minutes ago
  • #notafashionpost but one near and dear to my heart 🧡 This week always brings up a whole plethora of emotions for me and last night as I was scrolling the hashtag #infertilityuncovered, I found myself reliving every single moment of our journey to have Rhett. Which in the grand scheme of things is a very short one. I remember the box of medications. I remember the nightly shots. The bruising. The sound of David apologizing every time he had to give me a shot in those bruises because there was no where else to stick me after 20 days of injections. I remember feeling angry. Angry that my body wouldn’t do what it was made to do. Shame for not being able to give David another child, or Colton a sibling. Fear after my miscarriage that I was never going to have a viable pregnancy. I relive all those thoughts and more every time it’s #niaw or when our miscarriage date comes around. I relive it every time I take a pregnancy test now. Because what I haven’t told y’all is that we’ve been trying for over a year on our own and it’s still not happening. Silly me thinking lightning could strike twice (Colton was conceived naturally). I write this not for you to feel sorry for me. And I also am not writing this simply for #infertilityawareness. I’m writing this for the #1in8 that are reading this and feel alone and isolated and like they’re never going to have success in completing their family. I’m writing this for them 🧡
  • #notafashionpost but one near and dear to my heart 🧡 This week always brings up a whole plethora of emotions for me and last night as I was scrolling the hashtag #infertilityuncovered , I found myself reliving every single moment of our journey to have Rhett. Which in the grand scheme of things is a very short one. I remember the box of medications. I remember the nightly shots. The bruising. The sound of David apologizing every time he had to give me a shot in those bruises because there was no where else to stick me after 20 days of injections. I remember feeling angry. Angry that my body wouldn’t do what it was made to do. Shame for not being able to give David another child, or Colton a sibling. Fear after my miscarriage that I was never going to have a viable pregnancy. I relive all those thoughts and more every time it’s #niaw or when our miscarriage date comes around. I relive it every time I take a pregnancy test now. Because what I haven’t told y’all is that we’ve been trying for over a year on our own and it’s still not happening. Silly me thinking lightning could strike twice (Colton was conceived naturally). I write this not for you to feel sorry for me. And I also am not writing this simply for #infertilityawareness . I’m writing this for the #1in8 that are reading this and feel alone and isolated and like they’re never going to have success in completing their family. I’m writing this for them 🧡
  • 16 3 46 minutes ago
  • Posting this again for #NIAW
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Infertility will break you down to your very core. ⠀⠀
It steals your joy. ⠀⠀
You lose yourself. ⠀⠀
You question God’s reasoning. ⠀⠀
You’re angrier than ever before. ⠀⠀
But infertility also shows you just how strong you are. Your resilience. Your willingness to keep pushing forward, even when the light at the end of the tunnel seems so distant. ⠀⠀
It’s your SUPER POWER. Your super human strength when you feel like giving up. Your healing ability when you receive bad news. Your mind control when you’re surrounded by people that don’t get it.
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Own that shit 💪🏼
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  • Posting this again for #NIAW
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    Infertility will break you down to your very core. ⠀⠀
    It steals your joy. ⠀⠀
    You lose yourself. ⠀⠀
    You question God’s reasoning. ⠀⠀
    You’re angrier than ever before. ⠀⠀
    But infertility also shows you just how strong you are. Your resilience. Your willingness to keep pushing forward, even when the light at the end of the tunnel seems so distant. ⠀⠀
    It’s your SUPER POWER. Your super human strength when you feel like giving up. Your healing ability when you receive bad news. Your mind control when you’re surrounded by people that don’t get it.
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    Own that shit 💪🏼
  • 17 4 48 minutes ago
  • I never post personal things because I always felt like if I talked about it, people would think I was looking for sympathy. But after seeing all the incredibly brave women post this week, I felt inspired.  No matter what your journey looks like, know you’re not alone and there are others out there experiencing the same things. Although that doesn’t make it easier, I have found comfort in reading about other women’s journeys and at this point in mine, I recognize that it’s one of the main things that helps me get by. Experiencing loss and going through fertility treatments has hands down been the most disheartening and frustrating thing I’ve ever gone through but it has also been enlightening. Amidst the tears, grief and pressure there is still lots of hoping and praying. It’s not something that has been openly discussed in the past but I feel so much better when I’m able to speak with people to make them more aware so they don’t feel like they’re walking on egg shells when they talk about babies and pregnancy. I am always open to questions and love chatting with other women whether you’re going through the same things or not. Even my immediate family members have had countless questions and it’s been relieving to educate them about a topic in which they were not previously well informed.

#nationalinfertilityawarenessweek #infertility #niaw #pcos #infertilityawareness #ttc #ttcjourney #1in8
  • I never post personal things because I always felt like if I talked about it, people would think I was looking for sympathy. But after seeing all the incredibly brave women post this week, I felt inspired. No matter what your journey looks like, know you’re not alone and there are others out there experiencing the same things. Although that doesn’t make it easier, I have found comfort in reading about other women’s journeys and at this point in mine, I recognize that it’s one of the main things that helps me get by. Experiencing loss and going through fertility treatments has hands down been the most disheartening and frustrating thing I’ve ever gone through but it has also been enlightening. Amidst the tears, grief and pressure there is still lots of hoping and praying. It’s not something that has been openly discussed in the past but I feel so much better when I’m able to speak with people to make them more aware so they don’t feel like they’re walking on egg shells when they talk about babies and pregnancy. I am always open to questions and love chatting with other women whether you’re going through the same things or not. Even my immediate family members have had countless questions and it’s been relieving to educate them about a topic in which they were not previously well informed.

    #nationalinfertilityawarenessweek #infertility #niaw #pcos #infertilityawareness #ttc #ttcjourney #1in8
  • 13 4 48 minutes ago
  • And so just like that stimming is almost over. Trigger Saturday evening for Monday collection. Excited and nervous all at once. Flights to Spain are booked, hire car and hotel sorted. Onwards... 😱🐣
  • And so just like that stimming is almost over. Trigger Saturday evening for Monday collection. Excited and nervous all at once. Flights to Spain are booked, hire car and hotel sorted. Onwards... 😱🐣
  • 19 7 52 minutes ago
  • About 12% of Americans in their reproductive prime are infertile. While there is no one cure-all treatment to resolve infertility, there are many treatment options available to support becoming parents.
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National Infertility Awareness Week (April 21-27, 2019) unites millions of Americans who want to remove the stigmas and barriers that stand in the way of building families. Together, we can change how others view infertility. Learn more at resolve.org.
  • About 12% of Americans in their reproductive prime are infertile. While there is no one cure-all treatment to resolve infertility, there are many treatment options available to support becoming parents.
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    National Infertility Awareness Week (April 21-27, 2019) unites millions of Americans who want to remove the stigmas and barriers that stand in the way of building families. Together, we can change how others view infertility. Learn more at resolve.org.
  • 6 1 52 minutes ago
  • Back to the grind! Grateful for laptops and sturdy pillows 🙌🏼 I developed bronchitis after my surgery (fun) and the coughing hurts like hell on my incisions. I also had a skin reaction to the tape they used on my incisions so overall the road’s been a bit bumpy, but I’m getting there! One step at a time, slow and steady 🐢
  • Back to the grind! Grateful for laptops and sturdy pillows 🙌🏼 I developed bronchitis after my surgery (fun) and the coughing hurts like hell on my incisions. I also had a skin reaction to the tape they used on my incisions so overall the road’s been a bit bumpy, but I’m getting there! One step at a time, slow and steady 🐢
  • 10 4 52 minutes ago
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  • 7 0 54 minutes ago
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  • Trying for a baby, but having trouble conceiving or carrying? Use our ‘ Fertility Kit ‘ to help ease conception and help with the ability to carry full to full term. This has even worked for women who have been trying for years ! Our kit comes with all the Yoni Cleanses you will need !
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  • 7 0 55 minutes ago
  • Making a small difference, today the passionate members of all brands from the TTC Family teamed up to clean the beach in beautiful Guernsey, Channel Islands. I encourage everyone to do their part where they can; join local clean ups; collect some rubbish when you’re enjoying the beaches or parks... every little bit you do helps! We at TTC love doing our part, please join us and help make a difference. #jointrafalgar @treadright #maketravelmatter #jointhemovement #beachclean #powerofone #TTC @guernseyisland
  • Making a small difference, today the passionate members of all brands from the TTC Family teamed up to clean the beach in beautiful Guernsey, Channel Islands. I encourage everyone to do their part where they can; join local clean ups; collect some rubbish when you’re enjoying the beaches or parks... every little bit you do helps! We at TTC love doing our part, please join us and help make a difference. #jointrafalgar @treadright #maketravelmatter #jointhemovement #beachclean #powerofone #TTC @guernseyisland
  • 31 4 56 minutes ago
  • My future baby💙💗. Still hoping xx
  • My future baby💙💗. Still hoping xx
  • 4 1 56 minutes ago
  • Do not give up on the dream you have, Momma (and yes, you deserve that title). For you are a mother in your soul, down to the very bones of your body. You are a mother to the animals you care for daily, that rely on you for food and water, who come to you for love and attention. You are a mother to the children who come into your life, be they nieces or nephews, or children of dear friends, for you nurture and teach these children, as if they were your own. You are a mother to this earth, as you dig in the soil and plant in the ground, watch as your seeds sprout and your flowers bloom.

To read the rest of my open letter, jump on over to the blog! 
#NIAW2019 #1in6  #onedaybabe /// #infertilityuncovered #infertilityawareness #pcos #pcosjourney #pcosandproud #infertilitywarrior #ttc #ttcjourney #ttctribe #babydust #ourstory #openletter
  • Do not give up on the dream you have, Momma (and yes, you deserve that title). For you are a mother in your soul, down to the very bones of your body. You are a mother to the animals you care for daily, that rely on you for food and water, who come to you for love and attention. You are a mother to the children who come into your life, be they nieces or nephews, or children of dear friends, for you nurture and teach these children, as if they were your own. You are a mother to this earth, as you dig in the soil and plant in the ground, watch as your seeds sprout and your flowers bloom.

    To read the rest of my open letter, jump on over to the blog!
    #NIAW2019 #1in6 #onedaybabe /// #infertilityuncovered #infertilityawareness #pcos #pcosjourney #pcosandproud #infertilitywarrior #ttc #ttcjourney #ttctribe #babydust #ourstory #openletter
  • 31 0 57 minutes ago
  • Every story of infertility is different and each one important. Some of those stories I’ve leaned into often are the very women in the Bible: Hannah, Sarah, Rachel, Rebekah, Elizabeth, among with some women whom are not named.
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Many of these women birthed some of the greatest men mentioned in the Bible too. Hannah is the mother of Samuel, the great high priest and prophet of Israel. Sarah became the mother of Isaac. Rebekah’s son Jacob, also the father of Joseph, is one of Israel’s great leaders and characters in the Bible. Rachel is the mother of Joseph who becomes a leader in Egypt. Elizabeth was the mother of John the Baptist who paved the way for Jesus and his ministry.
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Each of these great men had a great and faithful mother. I’m sure each of them too had many tearful months when their cycles would arrive and no certainty of a future baby. I’m sure they had seen many of their friends and family members, even their husbands’ fellow wives, share their pregnancy announcements while they waited months and years to share their own.
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We actually don’t see much of the motherhood years from these women in the Bible, but we do see much of their pain and struggle through infertility. And I believe it’s intentionally placed to provide hope. Infertility is not a new thing. Although it may feel that way since (thankfully) so many are vocal about the struggle now. With such a private struggle, it’s easy to alone within it. These historical, brave women have been in it and I’m in it with you too.
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Photography: @natalieschuttphotography ⠀
  • Every story of infertility is different and each one important. Some of those stories I’ve leaned into often are the very women in the Bible: Hannah, Sarah, Rachel, Rebekah, Elizabeth, among with some women whom are not named.

    Many of these women birthed some of the greatest men mentioned in the Bible too. Hannah is the mother of Samuel, the great high priest and prophet of Israel. Sarah became the mother of Isaac. Rebekah’s son Jacob, also the father of Joseph, is one of Israel’s great leaders and characters in the Bible. Rachel is the mother of Joseph who becomes a leader in Egypt. Elizabeth was the mother of John the Baptist who paved the way for Jesus and his ministry.

    Each of these great men had a great and faithful mother. I’m sure each of them too had many tearful months when their cycles would arrive and no certainty of a future baby. I’m sure they had seen many of their friends and family members, even their husbands’ fellow wives, share their pregnancy announcements while they waited months and years to share their own.

    We actually don’t see much of the motherhood years from these women in the Bible, but we do see much of their pain and struggle through infertility. And I believe it’s intentionally placed to provide hope. Infertility is not a new thing. Although it may feel that way since (thankfully) so many are vocal about the struggle now. With such a private struggle, it’s easy to alone within it. These historical, brave women have been in it and I’m in it with you too.

    Photography: @natalieschuttphotography
  • 35 3 59 minutes ago
  • https://youtu.be/QqwLRrdrFCM

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  • https://youtu.be/QqwLRrdrFCM

    Our latest! Please take a look and consider liking, subscribing and sharing! Every bit helps us grow!

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  • 7 0 59 minutes ago
  • Infertility Awareness Week 💔 ...ya got me. Thought I was done talking and crying about this stuff. I also thought I was done with the pain. But as I type this I can feel the sporadic stabbing cyst pain. And as I tried to write this last night to go along with a previously recorded Real Talk about trauma, grief and disappointment... it all came out. 😭 It finally happened that I started to process this all and I sobbed hard for about 2 hours. It feels good to cry it out and get through the emotions. Gotta feel ALL the feels!
I was inspired to post again and maybe triggered to start my healing by an article written for @mkemomsblog by @mymilwaukeeadventure about secondary infertility. This really spoke to me! 🙌🏻 Then literally hours later a stranger asked me when I was having a bro or sis for Lily. I just smiled and said “Maybe soon?” 😔
*I want to acknowledge the difference between infertility and pregnancy loss to respect every woman’s journey. I struggled with the latter. 
Last night I realized I’d been looking at this all like a medical condition. Which is technically true. But I realized I also lost a baby. My husband lost a baby. Lillian lost a sibling. I don’t want to fake it until I make it, or pretend everything is fine to spare others’ feelings. I want to be real and honest and shameless about my story. For myself and for all the other “1 in 4’s” out there! This is sad and hard and it plain effing sucks! And friends, family and acquaintances have disappointed us or didn’t know what to do or say. So there’s extra pain and loneliness that no one talks about on top of the other stuff no one talks about. It’s heavy. SO heavy sometimes... 🏋🏼‍♀️ I’ve been trying stay present with Lily and Greg. I’ve been trying to just “be okay with where I’m at” right now. (Quote/inspo/encouragement from the lovely and wise @fashionablyfit.ash 😘) She’s right. That’s all any of us really can do. Be okay with where we’re at and practice positivity on our journey of where we want to be. ♥️ Sending love to all my ladies and friends in the DMs! 😘😘❌⭕️❌⭕️😘😘 And if you see me, it’s okay to ask about it and please give me a big hug!!! 🙋🏼‍♀️🥰
  • Infertility Awareness Week 💔 ...ya got me. Thought I was done talking and crying about this stuff. I also thought I was done with the pain. But as I type this I can feel the sporadic stabbing cyst pain. And as I tried to write this last night to go along with a previously recorded Real Talk about trauma, grief and disappointment... it all came out. 😭 It finally happened that I started to process this all and I sobbed hard for about 2 hours. It feels good to cry it out and get through the emotions. Gotta feel ALL the feels!
    I was inspired to post again and maybe triggered to start my healing by an article written for @mkemomsblog by @mymilwaukeeadventure about secondary infertility. This really spoke to me! 🙌🏻 Then literally hours later a stranger asked me when I was having a bro or sis for Lily. I just smiled and said “Maybe soon?” 😔
    *I want to acknowledge the difference between infertility and pregnancy loss to respect every woman’s journey. I struggled with the latter.
    Last night I realized I’d been looking at this all like a medical condition. Which is technically true. But I realized I also lost a baby. My husband lost a baby. Lillian lost a sibling. I don’t want to fake it until I make it, or pretend everything is fine to spare others’ feelings. I want to be real and honest and shameless about my story. For myself and for all the other “1 in 4’s” out there! This is sad and hard and it plain effing sucks! And friends, family and acquaintances have disappointed us or didn’t know what to do or say. So there’s extra pain and loneliness that no one talks about on top of the other stuff no one talks about. It’s heavy. SO heavy sometimes... 🏋🏼‍♀️ I’ve been trying stay present with Lily and Greg. I’ve been trying to just “be okay with where I’m at” right now. (Quote/inspo/encouragement from the lovely and wise @fashionablyfit.ash 😘) She’s right. That’s all any of us really can do. Be okay with where we’re at and practice positivity on our journey of where we want to be. ♥️ Sending love to all my ladies and friends in the DMs! 😘😘❌⭕️❌⭕️😘😘 And if you see me, it’s okay to ask about it and please give me a big hug!!! 🙋🏼‍♀️🥰
  • 61 15 1 hour ago
  • Why are we being punished 🥺😩
  • Why are we being punished 🥺😩
  • 26 1 1 hour ago
  • Stories of #InfertilityUncovered continued today with the amazing @sarahkoszyk ❤️ Sarah will always have a special place in my heart because she was ☝🏽 of the first women I connected with during IVF when I was going through it! It’s amazing to see the power of friendship and I’m honored to have Sarah share with us today!
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“We spent 5 years experimenting with holistic and Western medicine to finally achieve our miracle IVF baby, Nico Tomaso Koszyk!

After our first two miscarriages, we took a year and focused on acupuncture and prepping our bodies for success. We attempted trying at home ovulation kits following our acupuncture year and really had no success. At that point, with age and time against us, we opted for IVF.

With our first and only IVF procedure, we were able to “harvest” 26 eggs. From them, 12 eggs were naturally fertilized and biopsied. Of the 12 embryos, only 4 were considered “good” by the embryologist standard when looking at their ability to grow and mature into a healthy baby. 
Under the advice of our doctor, we implanted one embryo and froze the other 3. 
Praying with all our might, we were blessed to have that one embryo implant and are finally officially mom and dad to the most handsome baby boy, Nico Tomaso Koszyk! “
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To read @sarahkoszyk full story visit https://shawsimpleswaps.com/bumppost/ivf-success-story/ and be sure to checkout the highlight reel for the saved stories of hope, too!
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  • Stories of #InfertilityUncovered continued today with the amazing @sarahkoszyk ❤️ Sarah will always have a special place in my heart because she was ☝🏽 of the first women I connected with during IVF when I was going through it! It’s amazing to see the power of friendship and I’m honored to have Sarah share with us today!
    ✴️
    “We spent 5 years experimenting with holistic and Western medicine to finally achieve our miracle IVF baby, Nico Tomaso Koszyk!

    After our first two miscarriages, we took a year and focused on acupuncture and prepping our bodies for success. We attempted trying at home ovulation kits following our acupuncture year and really had no success. At that point, with age and time against us, we opted for IVF.

    With our first and only IVF procedure, we were able to “harvest” 26 eggs. From them, 12 eggs were naturally fertilized and biopsied. Of the 12 embryos, only 4 were considered “good” by the embryologist standard when looking at their ability to grow and mature into a healthy baby.
    Under the advice of our doctor, we implanted one embryo and froze the other 3.
    Praying with all our might, we were blessed to have that one embryo implant and are finally officially mom and dad to the most handsome baby boy, Nico Tomaso Koszyk! “
    ✴️
    To read @sarahkoszyk full story visit https://shawsimpleswaps.com/bumppost/ivf-success-story/ and be sure to checkout the highlight reel for the saved stories of hope, too!
    ✴️
    NIAW 🕯 ✴️ ✴️ #ttc #ttccommunity #nutritiontip #bumpstobaby #bumps2baby #niaw2019 #ivfjourney #keepthefaith #friendshipstrong
  • 10 1 1 hour ago
  • Hi Friends! My name is @jessica_dibella and I’ll be taking over @whatthefertility today! 
Before I jump into my story, I wanted to properly introduce myself and get to you know a little better too! when struggling with infertility, so much of our life and our identity can get wrapped up IN infertility. It’s important to remember who we are and what we enjoyed before the struggle.

I’m 30 years old and have been married for almost 7 years to my amazing & supportive husband. My faith in Jesus is the most important part about me, and is what has kept me grounded in my identity through the storms of life (especially infertility). We live Santa Ana, CA and both are self employed business owners (we’ll get more into where that comes into play later). I’m a passionate wedding photographer whose main focus is a couples marriage. I enjoy working out (pretty much anything other than running— whose with me??). When I’m not working, you can find me curled up on the couch in the evening with a glass of wine watching either This Is Us or the latest crime show craze. • 
So now that I’ve shared a little bit about myself and WHO I am apart from infertility, tell me a little about YOU? Who are you and What are your passions? •

Photo by: @kelseyalbright
  • Hi Friends! My name is @jessica_dibella and I’ll be taking over @whatthefertility today!
    Before I jump into my story, I wanted to properly introduce myself and get to you know a little better too! when struggling with infertility, so much of our life and our identity can get wrapped up IN infertility. It’s important to remember who we are and what we enjoyed before the struggle.

    I’m 30 years old and have been married for almost 7 years to my amazing & supportive husband. My faith in Jesus is the most important part about me, and is what has kept me grounded in my identity through the storms of life (especially infertility). We live Santa Ana, CA and both are self employed business owners (we’ll get more into where that comes into play later). I’m a passionate wedding photographer whose main focus is a couples marriage. I enjoy working out (pretty much anything other than running— whose with me??). When I’m not working, you can find me curled up on the couch in the evening with a glass of wine watching either This Is Us or the latest crime show craze. •
    So now that I’ve shared a little bit about myself and WHO I am apart from infertility, tell me a little about YOU? Who are you and What are your passions? •

    Photo by: @kelseyalbright
  • 15 3 1 hour ago
  • Despite a positive scan - I’m like a demon fuelled by hormones. Everything is annoying me. Best go home and throw myself into work and not talk to anyone.

Just waiting for instructions from clinic on what we do. To trigger or not to trigger today! 🤞🏻
  • Despite a positive scan - I’m like a demon fuelled by hormones. Everything is annoying me. Best go home and throw myself into work and not talk to anyone.

    Just waiting for instructions from clinic on what we do. To trigger or not to trigger today! 🤞🏻
  • 9 5 5 hours ago
  • Cultivating positive habits during pregnancy helps you prioritise self-care, organise your day, and most importantly, to listen to your body. 
Guided pregnancy journal available to shop link in bio @pregnancyclock 📸: FB
  • Cultivating positive habits during pregnancy helps you prioritise self-care, organise your day, and most importantly, to listen to your body.
    Guided pregnancy journal available to shop link in bio @pregnancyclock 📸: FB
  • 69 2 11 April, 2019
  • Discovering the capabilities of your body during the making of a little human is magical... moments to hold onto! 🤰✨
‘Already a Blossoming Journey’ Journal available to shop at link (bio) @pregnancyclock
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  • 53 2 3 April, 2019
  • “My little ray of sunshine ☀️ 👶 🤰 “
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  • Numerous studies has proven that Writing ‘journaling’ can help you cope with stress, anxiety, and depression much better. 
When pregnant it helps you identity any symptoms related to antenatal depression and therefore help preventing or treating postpartum depression. #health #mamatobe
  • Numerous studies has proven that Writing ‘journaling’ can help you cope with stress, anxiety, and depression much better.
    When pregnant it helps you identity any symptoms related to antenatal depression and therefore help preventing or treating postpartum depression. #health #mamatobe
  • 111 2 18 February, 2019
  • Our pregnancy journals are beautifully designed to highlight your home decor and become one of your most valuable pieces filled with your incredible and amazing story of becoming a Mum. 🤰📔✨ @pregnancyclock
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  • 111 4 26 January, 2019
  • “Sometimes all we need to do is learn a bit more about ourselves and surrender to life.”
Planning a Blossoming journey journal - a tool to help you develop self awareness and embark your journey of becoming a Mum. 
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  • “Sometimes all we need to do is learn a bit more about ourselves and surrender to life.”
    Planning a Blossoming journey journal - a tool to help you develop self awareness and embark your journey of becoming a Mum.
    Available at @pregnancyclock (bio)
  • 124 3 9 October, 2018
  • Did you know that our Planning pregnancy journals have a positive affirmation on the each page on the planning section? 🌟🤰
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  • 152 5 4 September, 2018